15 FEBRUARY 2010

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Article from BTNews 15 FEBRUARY 2010

West Atlantic sells an Electra

WEST ATLANTIC has sold one of its Lockheed Electra (L188) turboprop fleet to the Canadian operator Conair.  Now Europe’s largest regional freight airline the Coventry (UK) and Gothenburg (Sweden) based company currently has an operational fleet of five Electras (15-tonne capacity) and 43 BAe ATPs (8.5-tonne), two 7-tonne capacity Bombardier CRJ200PFs and single versions of the ATR 72 (8-tonne) and Boeing 737-300 (15-tonne).  “There is little doubt that the Electra is one of the finest turboprop aircraft of all time, its sister aircraft the Lockheed Hercules owing much to its systems and innovations,” said Tony Auld, West Atlantic's Managing Director.  “The aircraft (G-LOFD) has already been delivered and I am sure will do sterling work in Western Canada.  With the current fleet West Atlantic is ideally placed for the upturn which seems to be developing in the air cargo market.”  Mr Auld was able to confirm that a price of around US$2m was achieved for the aircraft including a spares package.  See REGIONAL AIRCRAFT ABOVE. www.atlanticairlines.co.uk

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